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ECOT Must Repay State After Latest Court Challenge

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal ECOT Must Repay State After Latest Court Challenge

BY: SUSAN TEBBEN The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow has lost yet another court challenge, with the Ohio Supreme Court concluding they must repay the more than $60 million the state is owed from the now-defunct private online charter school. The state’s highest court upheld a decision by the Ohio State Board of Education that said ECOT had falsified […]

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Sentencing Database Could Level Playing Field for Defendants, Enhance Public Trust

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Sentencing Database Could Level Playing Field for Defendants, Enhance Public Trust

By Susan Tebben Despite state legislation to monitor court sentencing data and race statistics, Ohio’s courts have not been collecting or sharing information vital to keep the courts and the public informed about judicial activity. That’s what judges, including two from the state’s highest court, said about a new sentencing database they say will help keep […]

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Local Courts Receive Technology Grants for Ongoing Remote Proceedings

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Local Courts Receive Technology Grants for Ongoing Remote Proceedings

By Susan Tebben The Ohio Supreme Court is releasing millions of dollars in “remote technology grants” for courts as they continue to navigate the judicial system amid coronavirus prevention. Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor said the $6 million would be distributed to 277 courts in almost all Ohio counties. The money comes as courts are adapting to […]

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Ohio Supreme Court Tour: An Art Deco Treasure

  Ohio Supreme Court Tour: An Art Deco Treasure

One of the finest national examples of public space Art Deco is located right here in Columbus! Completed in 1933, The Supreme Court of Ohio is housed in a magnificently designed building richly appointed in marble, brass and walnut, with an ornate interior of numerous paintings, murals and mosaics. Enjoy a private docent tour curated […]

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Ohio Supreme Court Upholds Council’s Rejection of Proposed Charter Amendment

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Ohio Supreme Court Upholds Council’s Rejection of Proposed Charter Amendment

Columbusites won’t be voting on district representation this May. Issue 4, the initiative to transform the city’s electoral process into a ward-based system, was rejected for placement on the ballot by Columbus City Council, a decision recently upheld by the Ohio Supreme Court. Citizens’ ballot committee Everyday People for Positive Change (EDP), who backs the […]

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Local Group Files Suit Against City and County Officials for Rejection of Ballot Initiative

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Local Group Files Suit Against City and County Officials for Rejection of Ballot Initiative

Citizens’ ballot committee Everyday People for Positive Change (EDP) filed a complaint today in the Ohio Supreme Court with  the Franklin County Board of Elections and each individual member of Columbus City Council. The case alleges that city council has violated parts of the Ohio Constitution and the Columbus City Charter by voting to keep […]

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